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to her home university because of her her. defend. >> we believe the educational benefits of diversity are so important they're worth fighting for all the way to the supreme court. >> most americans would like a day when we don't need to take race and ethnicity into account in admissions. we are not to that day. >> eliot: joining me now is the president of the national urban league and former mayor of new orleans, thank you mayor for joining me. >> i appreciate it. >> eliot: let me start with what is the hardest question, why do we still need affirmative action in higher education? >> well, there are two important reasons. one is what the consideration does it get to, a diverse student body. a diverse student body at institutions of higher education is where leaders and citizens of tomorrow who will operate in a more diverse world are being trained. the benefits of diversity in the student body in the student body as a role is apparent. secondly education is so basic to one's success that what we have to do is understand that many people still face crushing poverty. many barriers, disc
toys and he'll play with a stick. but if you take away early childhood education, slash k-through 12 funding, they won't go far. >> jennifer: that ad is airing in colorado, florida, ohio virginia, wisconsin. michelle do you think that that message is effective with parents? swing states? >> i think it's a very compelling ad. it will hit parents, women, children. it's going to hit white middle class voters who firmly believe and understand that the way to be prepared for a 21st century work force is through education. if you live in ohio, wisconsin, michigan, if you live in states where manufacturing jobs are disappearing, you know the way to find a job is education, and for that reason alone, it is a very, very compelling ad. >> jennifer: the nra has come out with a new ad. do you think that because of nra is using a bit of fear in its ads do you think it is going to work in 2012? >> no. i have been to more gun shows than probably any democrat in washington, d.c. and prosably most states around this country. >> jennifer: really? >> yeah, it's one of the things
for about twenty years i decided that i need to further my education. my masters degree was done completely online and that gave me the freedom and ability to do my education while i raised my kids and worked full time. raising my kids as a single mom and having them see me get my education online and work full-time has given them the opportunity to see that they can do anything that they want to. i'm currently the hospital administrator for two public hospitals. we serve patients who might not otherwise get care. i teach an online nursing program. i feel that i'm giving back something to the nurses that are attempting to get their bachelors degree like i did. doing online education is something that i suggest to many, many people. [♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, on your radio, and on current tv this is the "bill press show." >> bill: all eyes on lexington, kentucky. all democratic hopes pinned on joe biden. hey, hello, what do you say everybody? thursday october 11th. this is the "full court press," welcome, welcome to the program. good to see you
the break. stay with us. ♪ viewer for capella university. matter. education is the key. it is the vehicle. it's the way in which we evolve. every journey is different every possibility is unique. but the beginning, the beginning is my craft. i'm an ordinary person striving to achieve extraordinary things. it started with a dream and i'm on my way there. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: casting across the nation on your radio, and on current tv this is the "bill press show." >> bill: and the president reelected! ♪ >> bill: well, hugo chavez that is. six more years. everybody said he was going to lose too. what do you know? hey, good morning, everybody. good to see you today. we are ready to go here on app monday morning. monday october 8th it is -- this is, we are, the "full court press" coming to you live from our nation's capitol and booming out to you on current tv and on your local progressive talk radio station. hope you had a good weekend got a chance to rest up watch some baseball, watch some football, and are ready to tackle the news of the day. of course, it is a holi
of education came up last week several times in the debate. i know this is an issue as a state legislature that you have worked a lot on. >> it is the arizona state legislature sadly is known for being the state that has cut education the most the deeper per capita over the last several years, so arizona schools are struggling, and i teach at arizona state university -- >> bill: oh, wow. >> i have been teaching there for ten years now. before they was a social worker at an elementary school. so this is a really important issue for me. my own story, i think informs why it is important to me. i was homeless when i was a kid, and it was through public education, pell grants academic scholarships that i was able to make it to the middle class and in arizona we're struggling to keep that high-quality education system, and this is a top issue in our race. my opponent wants to eliminate the department of education which would get rid of pell grants. it would eliminate after ford loans, work study program withes, and cut close to a billion dollars of funding from arizona sch
. >> stephanie: thank you. go ahead. >> caller: the gop has been targeting education, and for most of my lifetime they have been doing that. and they cut funding to education, and now romney is wanting to target pbs -- >> stephanie: and in particular sesame street. >> caller: exactly. but pbs is educational. and it seems to me it is obvious that he wants everybody to keep believe lying, and you want a populous that doesn't know how to think for itself, doesn't know how to question anything or know the facts. >> stephanie: yes. >> just got a tweet from someone saying there were no vp debates until -- >> stephanie: that's what i thought. and besides my dad was entirely too busy explaining barry goldwater's position on nuclear weapons. okay. sam in seattle, you are on the "stephanie miller show." hi, sam. >> caller: hi good to talk to everybody. i read something last night about newt gingrich having to debate mitt romney and his big complaint was he got beat because you can't debate somebody who is dishonest. >> stephanie: yeah somebody made that point this week. fund
by funding resources that educate the masses. >> eliot: haven't you put your finger at the largest crisis in the obama administration. he hasn't given an architecture an intellectual framework for the public to grasp on to. which would have justified the stimulus and health care bill. >> right. i think one of the reasons he hasn't done it is he is afraid if he does that it will make him vulnerable. so he tries to stay to the context, this policy for this reason, as opposed to an overarching plan for what it means to create opportunity. >> eliot: ken unfortunately time is running short. should democrats be panicking or is this a overreaction to one bad evening? and then next week the president will turn to normal. >> they are certainly putting a lot of stock into the vice presidential debate do think this greater unsettled atmosphere around the obama campaign and the administration but we always knew this was going to be a tight race some of the lead was going to shrink headed into the debates and into november, so i don't think we have seen quite as major of a shift as
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